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The (Economic) Cost of Violence

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Everything can be looked at in economic terms, including violence. It’s important info to have at your disposal, because it can strengthen a grant proposal or negotiations with your healthcare system for an FTE or program. Enough’s been written on the subject that I figured it would be good to review the literature. I’ve chosen to focus mainly on the costs of violence against women. I’ll probably do a posting some day on youth violence, or gun violence, etc. Unless otherwise indicated, everything listed is full text (if it wasn’t available free online, you’ll have a link to free abstracts). I’m organizing these by pub date, with most recent at the beginning:

2009

Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse
Dolezal, T.et al. Academy on Violence & Abuse

Intimate Partner Violence: High Costs to Households and Communities
International Center for Research on Women

2008

Methods for estimating medical expenditures attributable to intimate partner violence.
Brown DS, et al.
J Interpers Violence. 2008 Dec;23(12):1747-66 ABSTRACT ONLY

2007

Cost of Sexual Violence in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Health

The Effects and Costs of Intimate Partner Violence for Work Organizations
Reeves, C. & O’Leary-Kelly, A.M.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 22, No. 3, 327-344 ABSTRACT ONLY

Medical Costs and Productivity Losses Due to Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence in the United States
Phaedra S. Corso, et al.
Am J Prev Med 2007;32(6)

2006

Making the Case for Domestic Violence Prevention Through the Lens of Cost-Benefit: A Manual for Domestic Violence Prevention Practitioners
Browne-Miller, A., Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT)

The welfare cost of violence across countries
Soares, R.R.
Journal of Health Economics, 25(5), September 2006, Pages 821-846

Long-term costs of intimate partner violence in a sample of female HMO enrollees.
Jones AS, et al.
Womens Health Issues. 2006 Sep-Oct;16(5):252-61. ABSTRACT ONLY

2005

A Considerable Sacrifice: The Costs of Sexual Violence in the U. S. Armed Forces
Hansen, C. The Miles Foundation

The costs of interpersonal violence—an international review
Waters, H.R., et al.
Health Policy, 73(3) 8 September 2005, pp 303-315

Gender-Based Violence: A Price Too High
From: UNFPA State of World Population 2005
United Nations Population Fund

2004

The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence
Waters, H., et al., World Health Organization

The economic toll of intimate partner violence against women in the United States.
Max, W. et al.
Violence Vict. 2004 Jun;19(3):259-72. ABSTRACT ONLY

2002

Economic Costs of Domestic Violence
Laing, L. & Bobic, N., Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of New South Wales

The Rape Tax: Tangible and Intangible Costs of Sexual Violence
Post, L.A., et al.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 17, No. 7, 773-782 (2002) ABSTRACT ONLY

1999

Intimate partner violence against women: do victims cost health plans more?
Wisner, C.L., et al.
J Fam Pract. 1999 Jun;48(6):439-43 ABSTRACT ONLY

PUB DATE UNKNOWN

The Cost of Violence/Stress at Work and the Benefits of a Violence/Stress-Free Work Environment
Hoel, H., et al. International Labour Organization

BONUS TOOL (I can’t speak to validity or reliability, but it’s a cool concept)

Texas Health Resources DV Costs Calculator

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  1. […] domestic violence within the institution. Need more supporting documents? Check out the posting on the cost of violence to gather a few […]


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